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Martin Kobler calls for an impartial Investigation into the tragic killings in Tarhouna

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler condemns the killing of 14 members of one family in Tarhouna, and calls for a prompt, impartial and full investigation into their deaths with a view to bringing those responsible …

Libyans fear military intervention could set country ablaze

Western nations are close to launching an intervention against the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya despite concerns on the ground that further international involvement in the country could make the situation worse, a military spokesperson in the western city of Misrata has told Middle East Eye.

Clashes prevent Unity Government PM from leaving Libya after visit to Zliten

Fighting near the western Libyan city of Misrata is preventing Faiez al-Serraj, Prime Minister of Libya’s newly formed Government of National Accord, from leaving neighboring Zliten, where Serraj paid a visit Friday evening to express his condolences following a brutal terror attack the day before.

ISIS Expansion in Libya and the Government of National Accord

Libya’s Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) branch has expanded its grip on Libyan territory through multiple parallel tactics and the sluggish pace of negotiations between the feuding governments in Tripoli and Beida has contributed to this expansion. The confrontation between the two factions has led to a paralysis in the …

Abushamain slams Leon for Misrata military meeting

Nouri Abu Sahmain, the head of the revived General National Congress, has protested to the UN that UNSMIL boss Bernardino Leon should not have met military leaders in Misrata last night because the general staff in Tripoli had not approved the encounter.

UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups in support of political agreement

As part of an overall United nations-supported effort on the security track of Libya’s national dialogue, the United Nations envoy for country has met in Misrata with representatives of armed groups, stressing the importance of local ceasefires and reconciliation agreements are welcome developments.